Four gardens to open

FOUR gardens will be opening their gates this month to raise funds for charity under National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

The NGS raises money for nursing and caring charities such as Marie Curie, Help the Hospices and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Locally, the gardens taking part in the scheme this month - most of which took part last year - are:

CHURCH LODGE Park Road, Little Easton CM6 2JN

Open on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday June 12 and 13 June (from 2pm to 5pm)

This is a fun garden infused with vibrance and peace which will both surprise and delight.

There are many quirky corners and interesting features including fabulous Hostas and do be sure to look out for the surprising stag.

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EASTON LODGE GARDENS Park Road Little Easton, Great Dunmow CM6 2BB

Open for NGS on Sunday June 20 (12 to 5pm)

Famous large Edwardian garden designed for the Countess of Warwick and gradually being restored but still in parts very neglected.

A garden to be enjoyed for its history and romantic landscape.


Open on Sunday June 13 (1pm to 5pm)

A seven acre garden surrounding Georgian House created over past nine years. The carriage driveway is surrounded by billowing mixed borders. North End Place has a walled kitchen garden, a cutting garden, parterre, lime walk, woodland planting, and a very restful topiary, white garden.

It is already a firm favourite with garden visitors from all over essex and beyond.

ST HELENS High Street, Stebbing CM6 3SE

This heavenly garden is open on Saturday June 5 (11am to 5pm)

This is a one acre garden with a hidden pond crossed by ‘Monet’ bridge. The perfect place to unwind.